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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
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Sonoma CountyCandidate for Clerk/Recorder/Assessor

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Deva Marie Proto

Chief Deputy Clerk-Recorder
69,205 votes (64.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • PROTECTING OUR VOTES BY IMPROVING OUR VOTING SYSTEM AND PROCESSES: We are currently looking at updating our outdated voter system to improve the timeliness and integrity of our voting system.
  • CREATING A MORE EFFICIENT SYSTEM FOR THOSE WHO USE THE CRA OFFICE: I led efforts to digitize many of our historical records and documents, and am committed to making the office more transparent and accessible to the public.
  • IMPROVING MORALE WITHIN THE ASSESSOR'S DIVISION: The Assessor's Division has been disenfranchised and burdened due to the large volume of property tax re-assessments since the devastating wildfires. I am committed to improving morale in this division

Experience

Experience

Profession:Chief Deputy Clerk-Recorder
Chief Deputy Clerk-Recorder, County of Sonoma (2007–current)

Education

Sonoma State University Masters Degree, Public Administration (2012)
Sonoma State University Bachelor's Degree, Communications (2004)

Biography

Deva Marie Proto is the Chief Deputy Clerk-Recorder for Sonoma County’s Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department, a position she’s held for the last five years. As the Chief Deputy Clerk-Recorder, Deva manages 17 full-time staff and oversees operations within the County Clerk-Recorder division, which manages an annual volume of over 100,000 recordings, 5,000 marriage licenses, 4,000 fictitious business names and 1,000 marriage ceremonies. As part of the management team, she also collaborates with other divisions of the department on strategic planning and cross-training opportunities, while always striving towards optimal information sharing and departmental efficiency improvements.

Deva Marie Proto has earned several government and leadership training certifications by completing or being recognized as a:

  • California Registered Election Official
  • Certified Recordable Document Examiner
  • Sonoma County Higher (Executive Development)
  • Local Leaders Academy of Sonoma County
  • County of Sonoma Management Academy X

Deva Marie Proto is a lifelong resident of Sonoma County. She grew up in Forestville and attended local public schools before going on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Sonoma State University. Deva currently resides in the southern end of Santa Rosa’s Coffey Park neighborhood with her husband, Mark.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor and Registrar of Voters Bill Rousseau
  • Councilmembers in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Cotati, Sebastopol, Sonoma
  • Sonoma County Democratic Party

Organizations (5)

  • Sonoma County Farm Bureau
  • Sonoma County Alliance
  • Sonoma County Democratic Party
  • North Bay Association of Realtors (NorBAR)
  • Latino PAC of Sonoma County

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